Calendar of Events

Franklin, KS

January 2-March 28: “Music of The Little Balkans” Exhibit, Miners Hall Museum.

January 26: “Accordion and Polka,” 2 pm, presentation at Miners Hall Museum.

Frontenac, KS

January 24: Johnnie Zibert Polka Band, 7:30 pm, Barto’s Idle Hour.

Girard, KS

January 17: Observatory Night: Black Holes, 7 pm, Greenbush.

January 18: Greenbush Getaway: Homegrown History, 1 pm, Greenbush.

Pittsburg, KS

January 4: xWe Wrestling – New Year’s Clash, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

January 11: Dead Metal Society, 9 am, Kansas Crossing Casino.

January 18: Great White, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

January 24: PSU Solo & Chamber Music Series: Calmus Vocal Ensemble, 7:30 pm, Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall on Pittsburg State University campus.

January 24: Everett The Grey, Victoria Gunderson, and Midwest Lowlife, 8 pm, TJ Leland’s.

January 26: Pittsburg Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers, 1 pm, Crawford County Historical Museum.

January 26: Best of Broadway: Finding Neverland, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

Events for Memorial Auditorium Convention Center, 503 N. Pine, 620.231.7827. Visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

January 8: Artist reception, 5:30 pm. Students’ work on display at Memorial Auditorium’s Corcoran Gallery.

January 15 &16: Auditions for Xanadu, 7 pm. Pittsburg Community Theatre will hold auditions for Xanadu, which will be performed April 3-5.

January 25 & 26: Albers Marine 14th Annual Fishing and Hunting Show, Saturday 9 am-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-3 pm. The indoor exhibition includes new boats, ATVs, vendor booths, kids’ casting contest, archery, demos and more.

ArtForms Gallery, 620 N. Broadway, Pittsburg KS, 620.240.0165: ArtForms artists offer pop-up workshops during the month. Contact the Gallery to book a private party with an ArtForms Gallery artist! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtFormsGallery620/ Website: www.artforms-gallery.com

Tuesdays: Art Exploration, 1–3 pm. Feel free to bring something you are working on. Free.

January 11: Fused Glass Wind Chimes, 12-3 pm. Square, rectangular or circular metal frames provided. Workshop fee includes all materials; no open-toed shoes when working with glass. $50, due at time of registration, ages 14 and older. Class size limited to 10.

Carl Junction, MO

Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: $3 Pickleball. Tuesday 1-3 pm; Saturday and Sunday 3-6 pm, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Call 417.649.7237 for more information.

Saturdays & Wednesdays: Solemates Walking Group, Saturday 9-10 am and Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Meet in Northpark Mall Food Court. For more information, phone 417.649.7237.

Thursdays: $5 Yoga, 6 pm, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Call 417.649.7237 for more information.

January 4: Lion’s Club Breakfast, 7-10 am. Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Full breakfast, $6/adults. Carryout available.

January 4: CJ Community Library-Carl Junction’s Next Chapter, 6-8:30 pm. CJ Community Library-Carl Junction’s Next Chapter will host a Polar Express event. You can find more information on the library’s FB page or phone 417.483.8342.

Carthage, MO

Saturdays: Painting Classes for All Ages, 12-3:30 pm, Cherry’s Custom Framing. Cost: $30, includes material. Call 417.358.2707.

January 4: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 9-11 am, Shrine Club, first Sunday of each month, public welcome. $7 per person. For info, call 417.317.0609.

January 4: Yoga 4 Kids w/Stacey Stiles, 11-12 am, ages 3-10. Yoga 4 You, 121 E. 3rd Street. $5/child, parents free w/child. For info, call 417.437.2389.

Diamond, MO

George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center Free Programs. Two miles west of Diamond on Highway V, then 1/4 mile south on Carver Road. Visitor center and park grounds open daily 9 am-5 pm. Call 417.325.4151 or visit www.nps.gov/gwca.

January 4 & 5: George Washington Carver: An Uncommon, Life, 1 pm. In honor of George Washington Carver Day January 5, join our park as we show this PBS documentary, which highlights Carver’s complexities and reveals the full impact of his life and work.

January 11 & 12: Carver and Chemurgy, 1 pm. George Washington Carver created an interesting array of synthetic by-products from agricultural plants that largely impacted society, for he saw industrial potential for plant-based waste products in Southern agriculture.

January 16: Coffee with Carver: Expressions of the Soul, 10 am. George Washington Carver had a passion for art and believed his creations were expressions of his soul. See images of Carver’s artwork that he used to convey the sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation. Following this presentation, there will be a still life workshop using oil pastels.

January 18 & 19: Martin Luther King Jr Film Celebration, 1 pm. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, join us in viewing this 45-minute film, entitled Martin Luther King Jr: We Shall Overcome, which highlights some of his major speeches.

January 25 & 26: Man of Great Faith, 1 pm. George Washington Carver had a deep Christian faith that guided his life and work. Learn the story of his inspiration and what Carver credits for his success.

Joplin, MO

Every Friday: Friday Nights Out at Victory, 6-9 pm, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd. $3/person; max of $15/family. Half off admission with gym membership card. Open basketball court, archery tag, pool tables, foosball, bracelet making, Wii, Xbox 360. Call 417.206.6886.

Every Saturday: Empire Market, 10-3 pm. Call 417.986.3914.

January 3: First Friday Wine Share, 6-8 pm. Different venues throughout downtown Joplin each month. Bring a bottle of wine or craft beer to share. Downtown Joplin Alliance will take care of the rest. No charge to attend WineShare, 21 years of age. 417.501.9649.

January 3: The Woman’s Club of Joplin Luncheon, noon, Twin Hills. Features Patty Overman, Regional M Solid Waste Management Recycling. Each member is invited to bring a baby picture of themselves to see if we can guess who is in each picture. Cost for the luncheon is $13. For reservations, call Brenda 417.206.2353.

January 13: Well Rounded Children, 6-8 pm, College Heights Christian School, 4311 E. Newman Rd. Followed by four sessions that include motor development, the side effects of screen time, visual processing and how to set safety restrictions. Presentations led by College Heights Christian School’s experts in each area. Call 417.782.4114.

January 21 & 22: Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO, Downstream Casino Resort. Doors open Tuesday, January 21, at 12-4:30 pm to the business community, Business After Hours 4:30-7:30 pm. Your business card is your admission. Wednesday, January 22, 10 am-4 pm is community day with a $5 admission. Call 417.624.4150.

Wildcat Glades Friends Group, 201 Riviera Dr., Joplin, Missouri – All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, please email robin@wildcatglades.org or visit our Facebook page for online registration options. Classes are limited to the first 20 students registered for preschool and yoga classes.

January 1: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center: First Day Hike, all ages, 8 am, Shoal Creek Education Center. Join us on a guided hike on the trail through the park. Registration required. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. To register, visit our Facebook page or call 417.708.7713 and leave a message.

January 8: Empire Market: Secrets of Winter preschool program, 10 am. Where do some of the animals and insects go when it is cold and snowy? Learn some winter secrets and make a snowy craft. Wear a warm coat; we might have a snowball toss.

January 11: Yoga in Nature for Kids, Empire Market, 11:15-11:45 am. Ages 2 and up. Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle.

January 11: Empire Market: Secrets of Winter preschool program, 1 pm. Where do some of the animals and insects go when it is cold and snowy? Learn some winter secrets and make a snowy craft. Wear a warm coat; we might have a snowball toss.

January 18: Empire Market: Seed Bomb Making Class, 10:30 am. Join the Wildcat Glades seed collection crew at the Empire Market to turn these locally collected seeds into seed bombs for your yard. This all-ages class will help create a showy bloom this spring and bring pollinators to your yard.

January 18: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center: Winter Tree ID: Nature Explorers Ages 7-12, 1 pm. Join us to look at our local trees this winter, and learn how to identify Missouri trees without leaves. We will discover why trees lose their leaves, and what important characteristics set trees apart. Wear weather appropriate clothes and shoes; we will take a tour of the woodland loop on the trail.

Lamar, MO

Every Monday: Barton County Senior Center, 9 am-5 pm, 306 W. 11th. Cards, dominoes, exercise equipment, a reading library, pool, computer/internet access and Wii. Call 417.682.3881.

Monett, MO

January 6: Monett Senior Dance, first Monday of the month, 7-10 pm, Park Casino building. $3 to enter. Call 417.235.3285.

Grove, OK

January 1: First Day Hike, 11 am, Bernice Nature Center. Join the fun of the 6th Annual First Day Hike! Grand Lake State Park – Bernice Area has organized a free guided hike along the shore line of beautiful Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees to help get your new year stepping in the right direction.

January 11: Monthly Community Gospel Singing, 6 pm, Grove 1st Assembly of God, two miles east of Grove on south side of highway. Performing: No Apparent Reason Singers. Call 417.775.4121.

January 14: First Act Theatre, For Youth, Orientation, 5 pm, Playmakers Theatre, 121 W 3rd St. A unique theatre training program for youth. Program begin mid-January and continues for a semester of 12 weeks. Performances may be scheduled during that time and afterward. An orientation session for parents and students will give more information about this program and exciting future ones. Call 918.786.8950.

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Events

 

 

Classes

Joplin, MO

Ornaments, Crosses, and Trivets, December 6: 6-8 pm, April’s Art House, 5245 Old Highway 71. Create your own unique clay ornaments, crosses or trivets with artist Christina Lorenzen. All materials included. Cost: $35 per person. More information: April Davis, aprildavis777@yahoo.com, 417.358.6329.

Family Fun Painting Class (Ages 8+), December 7: 11 am-1 pm, Local Color Art Gallery & Studio, 1027 S. Main St. Looking to unleash your inner artist? Come paint all the things you love! Local Color artists will help you create your own masterpiece featuring Rosso Fiorentino’s Musical Angel, Moss’ Christmas Trees, or Isabel Coppedge’s Winter Scene. All materials are provided and ages 8+ are welcome! Cost is $30. More information: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

Stained Glass Ornaments, December 7: Noon-2 pm, April’s Art House, 5245 Old Highway 71. Learn about the fine craft of glass with Jane McCaulley and create your own stained glass ornament! All materials included. Cost: $40 per person. More information: April Davis, aprildavis777@yahoo.com, 417.358.6329.

Christmas Ornament Painting with April Davis, December 14: Noon-2 pm, April’s Art House, 5245 Old Highway 71. Celebrate the holiday spirit and create your own hand-painted Christmas ornament. All materials included. Cost: $25 per person. More information: April Davis, aprildavis777@yahoo.com, 417.358.6329.

Clay Jewelry Stand with Sandra Conrad (Ages 12+), December 14: 1-3 pm, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St. Just in time for the holidays! Create your own functional art piece to give as a gift or to keep for yourself! Cost: $35. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Acrylic Painting with April Davis, December 20: 6-8 pm, April’s Art House, 5245 Old Highway 71. Learn more about the art of acrylic painting. Whether you’re looking to make a last-minute gift or unwind from the stress of the holidays, this class is for you! All materials included. Cost: $30 per person. More information: April Davis, aprildavis777@yahoo.com, 417.358.6329.

Clay Angels, December 21: Noon-2 pm, April’s Art House, 5245 Old Highway 71. Craft your own clay angel with the guidance of artist Christina Lorenzen. All materials included. Cost: $40 per person. More information: April Davis, aprildavis777@yahoo.com, 417.358.6329.

Pittsburg, KS

ArtForms Gallery, 620 N. Broadway, Pittsburg KS, 620.240.0165: ArtForms artists offer pop-up workshops during the month. Follow the Gallery on its Facebook page and/or its website! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtFormsGallery620/Website: www.artforms-gallery.com

December 1: Christmas Tree with Lights, 2-4 pm. Artist: Pat. Using acrylic paints, paint a large Christmas tree on canvas. Then light it up by inserting 10-15 Christmas lights in the holes. Bring your own lights, either battery or electric. All other supplies, including paints and canvas plus instruction as needed, will be provided. $30, due at time of registration. Ages adults. Class size limited to 10.

December 5: Embellished Felted Stars, 6-8 pm. Join Sue Horner for an evening creating felted wool stars. In this workshop, you will learn a few embellishment techniques, including hot fix crystals, metals and embroidery. Once ornaments are assembled, they will be hand sewn together with needle and thread. To finish, you will create and attach a hanger for the ornaments. Time should allow to make 2-3 pieces. This is a ‘sipping friendly’ event, if you would like to bring a beverage. $20. Age group: 14 or older, class limit 15.

December 6: Holiday Open House, 5-8 pm. Join the ArtForms Gallery artists for their holiday open house! This will be a great evening to meet the artists and learn about their creative processes. You will have the opportunity to see their latest works for your holiday shopping!

December 8: Kids’ Holiday Art Party, 2-4 pm. Artists: Pat and Laura. Meet Mrs. Claus! Join us for a wonderful afternoon of creative fun! We will make a snowman marionette puppet, reindeer pop-up cards and do some fun shadow dancing! There will be lots of painting so wear something you can splatter. $10, due at time of registration. Ages 7 to 11. Class size limited to 10.

December 12: Let’s Make Buttons, 6-8:30 pm. Artist: Mona. Do you need a specialized unique gift? Then make a collage button! Buttons are great gifts for those who were into alternative culture in their youth, those still in their youth, or for Grandpa and Grandma! Pinback buttons and magnets make the perfect gift to let someone know you’re thinking about them. Bring a photo of your pretty face, your pets, your kids or even an image you created, which can be made into a pinback button or magnet. All supplies for four pinback buttons/magnets provided. $10 per person for four buttons/magnets, additional pinback buttons $2.50 each, additional magnets $3 each. Age group: Adults. Class size: 15.

December 15: Painting—Just for Teens, 2-4 pm. Artist: Pat. This fun painting workshop is just for the teens in your life! Here’s your chance to get your teen out of the house while you do some holiday shopping! Paint a snow scene in acrylic on canvas with guided instruction. Bring a picture of your own or one will be available. Canvas, paints and instruction as needed will be provided. $25, payable at time of registration. Age group: Teens. Class size: 5.

December 15: Snow Scene Painting, 2-5 pm. Artist: Pat. December is here, so snow must be around the corner. Paint the moon, a skinny tree, a short tree, a large tree and snow using acrylic paint. All supplies are provided, including the canvas and instruction as needed. $30. Age group: Adults.

Every Tuesday: Art Exploration. Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 pm-3 pm to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free, so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Events

Joplin, MO

Events in Joplin are subject to change. For a full listing of arts and cultural opportunities in Joplin, visit www.connect2culture.com. Connect2Culture is the source for arts and cultural opportunities in Joplin.

PERFORMANCES:

January 29-February 2: Death Trap, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm, Joplin Little Theatre, 3008 W. 1st St. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors/students, $8 children. More information: info@joplinlittletheatre.org, 417.623.3638.

EVENTS:

Monthly on Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10 am-3 pm, Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. 4th St. Joplin Empire Market is the place to find the best in locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs and handmade artisan goods. More information: ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

Through January 31: The Winter Gift Gallery, Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway. Pop into Bookhouse Cinema on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during operating hours to peruse the Winter Gift Gallery’s stellar selection of items available, including art, jewelry, décor, clothing, books, music and more! More information: bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.

January 3: Vintage Swing Movement Joplin: January First Friday, 7-10 pm, (social dance 8 pm), Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin Ave. $5. More information: vsmjoplin@gmail.com, 316.243.8175.

January 4: Unity in the Community – Free Youth Night, 5-11 pm, Minnie Hackney Community Service Center, 110 S. Main St. Free. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

January 5: CSC Monthly Membership Meeting, 3:30 pm, Minnie Hackney Community Service Center, 110 S. Main St. Memberships are $70 per year. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

January 5, 12, 19 & 26: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 pm, Blackthorn Pizza & Pub, 510 S. Joplin Ave. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10 pm, 21+ from 10 pm until close. Free. Contact potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

January 6: Master Naturalist Training: Public Interest Meeting (Ages 18+), 6:30-8:30 pm, Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. This orientation meeting is for individuals interested in joining the local conservation service chapter. More information: Kimberly.Banner@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

January 11: Opening Reception: K-12 Art Show (K-5), noon-2 pm, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Celebrate the accomplishments of local kindergarten through fifth grade students, whose work is featured in this non-competitive exhibit. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

January 11: Opening Reception: K-12 Art Show (6-12), 2-4 pm, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Celebrate the accomplishments of local sixth through twelfth grade students, whose work is featured in this non-competitive exhibit. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

January 11: Unity in the Community, 5-11 pm, Minnie Hackney Community Service Center, 110 S. Main St. $5 non-members, free for members. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

January 14: MSSU Spring Foreign Film Festival: The Lives of Others, 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University Cornell Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. More information: stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

January 21: Joplin Area Town and Country Quilters Meeting, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 N. Saint Louis Ave. Featured speaker Rollie Fraser will present a program entitled “How to Prepare Your Quilt to Take a Long Arm Quilter.” Adults can attend two meetings prior to becoming a member. Dues are $20 a year, and membership is open to quilters of all ages and abilities. More information: knappka@gmail.com, 417.825.7078.

January 21: MSSU Spring Foreign Film Festival: Hero, 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University Cornell Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. More information: stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

January 24: Unity in the Community – Free Youth Night, 5-11 pm, Minnie Hackney Community Service Center, 110 S. Main St. Free. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

January 18 & 25: Connect2Culture Pop-Up Box Office, 10 am-3 pm, Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. 4th St. More information: emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

January 25: JRAC Coffee Hour, 10 am, Beckett’s Café, 705 Illinois Ave. Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Coffee Hours offers JRAC members the opportunity to network, socialize, announce personal art-related news, discuss a pre-determined general art topic or participate in a professional development workshop. Email: joplinrac@gmail.com.

January 25: Grown Folk MOTOWN, 7 pm, Minnie Hackney Service Center, 110 S. Main St. Ages 21 and up BYOB. Memberships are $70 per year. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

January 27: Sherwood Speaker Series: “Robert Van Horn’s Civil War: Loyalty, Freedom, and the Evolution of the Border West,” 6 pm, Missouri Southern State University Corley Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. More information: belk-b@mssu.edu, 417.625.9665.

January 28: MSSU Spring Foreign Film Festival: El secreto de tus ojo (The Secret in Their Eyes), 7 pm, Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway St. Free. More information: bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.

January 31: Unity in the Community – Free Youth Night, 5-11 pm, Minnie Hackney Community Service Center, 110 S. Main St. Free. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Street

January 9: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6 pm. The Writers’ Guild includes a wide variety of writers from hobbyists to professional, published writers. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. Search “Joplin Writers’ Guild” on Facebook.

Last Tuesday of the Month: Dog Day Afternoon, 4-4:45 pm. This program encourages independent readers in grades K-5 to practice their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration takes place at the children’s desk on the day of the event. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays: Movers & Shakers, 9:30 am, 10:45 am and 4 pm. This 40-minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Suggested age: birth to 2 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Tales for 2s & 3s, 9:30 am. Library staff use this 30-minute story time to share favorite short stories, simple songs and rhymes. Suggested age: 2 to 3 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Fun for 4s & 5s, 11 am. Fun is our favorite game! During this 30-minute story time, library staff share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, puppets and more. Suggested age: 4 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Family Stories, 4 pm. It’s all about family in this 30-minute story time. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension activities are shared. Suggested age: 2 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

First & Third Sundays: Children’s Maker Cart (grades 1-5), 2-3 pm. This program uses recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts. More information: 417.623.2184.

Exhibits:

Through January 31: Meet the Posts, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Meet Dr. Winfred L. and Elizabeth C. Post through a display about the Posts, the Post Foundation and Post Art Library. Free. More information: jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

December 2-January 5: The Missouri Rockets aka Radio City Rockettes, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Contrary to popular belief, the Radio City Rockettes dance troupe did not originate in New York City. The troupe originated in St. Louis, Missouri, and were known as The Missouri Rockets. Free. More information: jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

December 2-January 6: Schifferdecker Electric Park by White Buffalo Sign Co, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Get a glimpse of Joplin’s past with Schifferdecker Electric Park and other local, historical tidbits. Free. More information: jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

Through January 6: Grind: Giving Real Inspiration Never Diminishes by Brett Dorrance, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Free. More information: jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

OPEN STUDIOS & CLASSES:

First Monday of the Month: Chess Club, 5:30 pm. Chess players of all experience levels. No registration required. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays & Saturdays: Makerspace Open Studio, 4-7:30 pm on Tuesday; 9:30 am, 2:30 pm on Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month, the Joplin Public Library Makerspace is open on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis. Call 417.623.7953 X1041.

Second Sunday of the Month: LEGO Club, 2 pm. Toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children all welcome. Anyone under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. Call 417.623.2184.

Create N Sip Studios, 223 W. 3rd St:

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5-9 pm. Create N Sip Studios is combining the best of both worlds with their Canvas and Home Decor DIY Event! $28-$58. More information: coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10 am. Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28-$176. More information: coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

January 16: Paint Your Pet, 6:30-9:30 pm. Celebrate your favorite pet by painting their portrait, no experience needed! Register at least 48 hours in advance and send a picture of your pet to be sketched onto a canvas for you to paint. Allow up to three hours for this event. Cost: $48. More information: coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

Minnie Hackney Community Service Center of Joplin, 110 S. Main St:

First Mondays: Recycled Art Class, 1-3 pm. Create art from everyday items that often end up in the trash. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

Second Mondays: Quilting for the Community, 1-3 pm. Use your talents to make quilts for disabled and needy citizens in the community. Free. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

First & Third Tuesdays: Soul Line Dancing, 6-8 pm. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

Spiva Center for the Arts: Third and Wall streets, Joplin, MO

Galleries and gift shop hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 pm Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays. Suggested voluntary contribution for admission is $2 adults; $1 children. Call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes at www.spivaarts.org or follow us on Facebook. Register online at www.spivaarts.org, and click on the Active Network link for class registrations, scholarship forms, membership payments and donations.

EVENTS:

January 2: Spiva Trivia Night (Ages 21+), 6-8 pm, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St. Rounds begin every 30 minutes in Spiva’s Main Gallery. $5 per person each round and winners take home 75% of the cash. Beer available to participants. This is a 21 and up event. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 10: Opening Reception: Flexible Itineraries Far From the Madding Tour Bus by Ron Erwin and Thao Nguyen, 5:30-7:30 pm. Free; donations appreciated. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 11: Artist Talk: Patty Carroll, 11 am-noon. Free; donations appreciated. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 11: Opening Reception: K-12 Art Show (K-5), noon-2 pm, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Celebrate the accomplishments of local kindergarten through fifth grade students, whose work is featured in this non-competitive exhibit. Another reception for grades 5-12 held from 2-4 pm. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

Exhibits:

January 11-March 14: Flexible Itineraries: Far from the Madding Tourist Bus by Ron Erwin and Thao Nguyen. Free; donations appreciated. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 11-March 7: Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity by Patty Carrol. Free; donations appreciated. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Through January 16: K-12 Art Show, Missouri Southern State University. Admire artwork from children of all ages! Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

January 21-February 18: At the End of the Day by Dave Loewenstein, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

CLASSES: For more information, contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Tuesdays: Creation Station (ages 6-11), 3:45-5 pm. Drop in and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture and printmaking. Cost: $6 with pre-registration; $8 at the door. Call 417.623.0183.

Thursdays: Memories in the Making, 10 am-noon. This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. Free.

Second & Fourth Saturdays: Vet Art with Sandra Conrad, 10:30 am-noon. Instructor Sandra Conrad will lead participants in a variety of art projects using different mediums. Pre-registration required. This free event is open to all active military, reserve, National Guard and veterans and their families. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Exhibits:

December 15-January 16: K-12 Art Show at Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio: 1027 S. Main, Joplin, MO

Wednesdays: Wednesday Classes at Local Color, 2-6 pm. Up to 4 hours of painting time. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. $25 per class. Call 417.291.1486.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Experimental Painting Class, 10:30 am. Watercolors or fluid acrylics. Cost is $25 per class with materials provided. Class size limited to six; register prior to each Wednesday session. Call 417.553.0835.

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6-8 pm. Create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. Cost: $30 per class. Call 417.553.0835. 

EVENTS:

December 1-January 31: The Winter Gift Gallery, Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway. The Winter Gift Gallery is a pop-up shop that offers a wide variety of products from local artists and creators. Pop into Bookhouse Cinema on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during operating hours to peruse the Winter Gift Gallery’s stellar selection of items available, including art, jewelry, décor, clothing, books, music and more! More information: bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.

December 1: Downtown Joplin Clean Team, 3-4:30 pm, Spiva Park. Take some time to pitch in and help make our downtown look great! Downtown Joplin Alliance will provide supplies, though you’re welcome to bring extra brooms, rakes or gloves. The Clean Team will meet at Spiva Park and work between 1st-4th streets on Main Street. Free and open to the public. More information: info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

 

Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Street

Last Tuesday of the Month: Dog Day Afternoon, 4-4:45 pm. This program encourages independent readers in grades K-5 to practice their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration takes place at the children’s desk on the day of the event. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays: Movers & Shakers, 9:30 am, 10:45 am and 4 pm. This 40-minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Suggested age: birth to 2 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Tales for 2s & 3s, 9:30 am. Library staff use this 30-minute story time to share favorite short stories, simple songs and rhymes. Suggested age: 2 to 3 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Fun for 4s & 5s, 11 am. Fun is our favorite game! During this 30-minute story time, library staff share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, puppets and more. Suggested age: 4 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Family Stories, 4 pm. It’s all about family in this 30-minute story time. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension activities are shared. Suggested age: 2 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

First & Third Sundays: Children’s Maker Cart (grades 1-5), 2-3 pm. This program uses recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts. More information: 417.623.2184.

OPEN STUDIOS & CLASSES:

First Monday of the Month: Chess Club, 5:30 pm. Chess players of all experience levels. No registration required. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays & Saturdays: Makerspace Open Studio, 4-7:30 pm on Tuesday; 9:30 am, 2:30 pm on Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month, the Joplin Public Library Makerspace is open on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis. Call 417.623.7953, ext.1041.

Second Sunday of the Month: LEGO Club, 2 pm. Toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children all welcome. Anyone under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. Call 417.623.2184.

Create N Sip Studios, 223 W. 3rd St:

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5-9 pm. Create N Sip Studios is combining the best of both worlds with their canvas and home decor DIY event! Choose the project that works for you. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28-$58. More information: coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10 am. Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28-$176. More information: coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

Spiva Center for the Arts: Third and Wall streets, Joplin, MO

Galleries and gift shop hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 pm Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays. Suggested voluntary contribution for admission is $2 adults; $1 children. Call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes at www.spivaarts.org or follow us on Facebook. Register online at www.spivaarts.org, and click on the Active Network link for class registrations, scholarship forms, membership payments and donations.

CLASSES: For more information, contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Tuesdays: Creation Station (ages 6-11), 3:45-5 pm. Drop in and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture and printmaking. Cost: $6 with pre-registration; $8 at the door. Call 417.623.0183.

Thursdays: Memories in the Making, 10 am-noon. This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. Free.

Saturdays: Preschool Mini Makers (ages 3-5), 10:30 am, $6 pre-registration, $8 at the door. Call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

Second & Fourth Saturdays: Vet Art with Sandra Conrad, 10:30 am-noon. Instructor Sandra Conrad will lead participants in a variety of art projects using different mediums. Pre-registration required. This free event is open to all active military, reserve, National Guard and veterans and their families. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

 

December 15-January 16: K-12 Art Show at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free and open to the public. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio: 1027 S. Main, Joplin, MO

Wednesdays: Wednesday Classes at Local Color, 2-6 pm. Up to 4 hours of painting time. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. $25 per class. Call 417.291.1486.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Experimental Painting Class, 10:30 am. Watercolors or fluid acrylics. Cost is $25 per class with materials provided. Class size limited to six; register prior to each Wednesday session. Call 417.553.0835.

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6-8 pm. Create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. Cost: $30 per class. Call 417.553.0835. 

 

 

 

 

Health Events

Galena, KS

January 7: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6 pm, Premier Surgical Institute,1619 W. 7th St. (Just minutes from Joplin, past the Missouri state line.) 620.783.1732

Dr. Kido, one of our fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and his nurse and success story Kelly, are providing free weight loss seminars in the Grand Lounge of Premier Surgical Institute. The seminars are designed to welcome and inform members of the Four State Area interested in learning about – or already considering – surgery as an option for weight loss treatment. Dr. Kido has an impressive record of patient weight loss results. He offers a caring approach to improve patients’ overall health and help to those suffering from the physical, emotional, medical, and financial consequences of being overweight. Dr. Kido provides solutions that will break the cycle for the many who are frustrated with unsuccessful efforts to lose weight or maintain weight loss.

Premier’s luxurious and peaceful hospital grounds promote wellness and offer the perfect setting for you to relax while we provide important information about our weight loss surgery options.

No reservations necessary to attend. The seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Parsons, KS

Every Thursday: Menu Planning 101, 12 pm or 5:15 pm, Upscale Country Furnishings. Learn to eat better, feel better and save money. Call 620.423.0450.

January 9: Grief Companions Support Group meets second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.

Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS  

January 14: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.

January 22: Cancer Support Group, 3 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.

Joplin, MO

Every day: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Call 888.740.4568.

Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 am-12 pm, South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Call 417.625.2492.

Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.

Every Friday: Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 S. Byers. Free. No appointment necessary.

January 7: Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm, The Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Contact Andrea Buening, 417.659.8086, abuening@ilcenter.org for information and referral.

January 8 & 22: Grief Support Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 am-12:30 pm, Hospice Compassus, 2650 E. 32nd St., Ste. 100. Call 417.623.8272.

Freeman Health System

Joplin, MO

January 7: Freeman Breast Cancer Support Group, 4:30-6 pm, All Aboard Ice Cream, 102 Castle Drive. Open to breast cancer patients, from newly diagnosed through survivorship. 417.347.2662.

January 7: Ozark Center Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave. Open to people with autism, parents and caregivers. Respite services for those enrolled through JRO should be requested in advance. Call 417.347.7850.

January 8: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 pm, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call Lisa Paugh with questions. 417.347.4029.

January 9: Winter Lodge featuring Temple Grandin, 5:45 pm social hour, 6:45 pm dinner/speaker, The Pavilion at Downstream Casino Resort. A community education event in support of the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism featuring speaker Temple Grandin, an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document insights from her own personal experiences. She will speak during dinner. For information on discounted tickets for family members and individuals with autism, call Leffen center at 417.347.7850. All other tickets: https://downstream.yapsody.com or call the Downstream gift shop at 918.919.6303.

January 14 & 28: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar, 4:30 pm (registration), 5:30-6:30 pm (seminar), Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Call 417.347.1266.

January 14: Freeman Advantage Striders/Blood Pressure Screenings, 7-8:30 am, Northpark Mall Food Court, 101 N. Range Line Road. Get your blood pressure checked, turn in your Striders cards and catch up on Freeman Advantage activities and events. Call 417.347.5837.

January 21: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Freeman Business Center, Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Patients pre- and post-weight-loss surgery gather to share successes and support each other during challenges. Please contact 417.347.1266 or visit freemanhealth.com/bariatric for more information or to register.

January 21: Freeman Sleep Apnea Support Group, 6-7 pm, Freeman Health Essentials, 1130 E. 32nd St. Call 417.347.7400.

January 21: Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO and Business After Hours. EXPO business-to-business day 12-4:30 pm; After Hours Tuesday 4:30-7:30 pm, Downstream Casino Resort.

January 21: Freeman Auxiliary Blood Drive, 9 am-2 pm, Freeman Heart Institute Conference Rooms A & B. Donations of all blood types help save lives. Eat a balanced meal before donating. Anyone 17 and older, and over 110 pounds who hasn’t donated blood in the past eight weeks may donate. Questions: contact Tara Horinek, 417.347.4603.

January 22: Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO, 10 am-4 pm, Downstream Casino Resort.

January 24: Leffen Center Parents Coffee, 8:30-9:30 am, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. Social group designed for caregivers of children 4 and under with developmental delay(s). Parents can socialize while their children play in a supervised environment nearby. Children do not need to have a diagnosis of a delay for families to attend. Call Kristy Parker at 417.347.7852 with questions.

January 27: Freeman Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Quarterly meeting for those struggling with Type 1 diabetes and related issues. For more information, call Susan Pittman at 417.347.5833.

January 28: HealthWISE, 9:30-11:30 am, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 S. McClelland Blvd. A Freeman Advantage monthly event featuring speakers on health issues significant to those 50 and older. Open to the public. Dr. Larry McIntire will speak on staying healthy in winter and hearing aids. Call Jamie Gillmore at 417.437.5837 with questions.

Freeman Auxiliary

January 21: Freeman Auxiliary Blood Drive, 9 am-2 pm, Freeman Heart Institute Conference Rooms A & B. Donations of all blood types help save lives. Eat a balanced meal before donating. Anyone 17 and older, over 110 pounds who hasn’t donated blood in the past eight weeks may donate. Questions: contact Tara Horinek at 417.347.4603.

Mercy Hospital

January 2: Weight Loss Seminar occurs the first Thursday from 6-7 pm. Location: Mercy Conference Center. Seminars are free, but attendees must register at mercy.net/joplinbariatrics. For more information, or to register, call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.

Mercy Hospital – Support Groups & Events

Every Monday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 3:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way, second floor. For more information, call Brittany Bearden at 417.556.8760.

January 8: Cancer Caregiver Support Group for Women meets the second Wednesday monthly, 2-3 pm, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call Allison O’Dell, 417.556.2706.

January 8: Cancer Survivor Support Group for Men meets the second Wednesday from 10-11 am, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

January 8: Cancer Caregiver Support Group for Women meets the second Wednesday monthly, 2-3 pm, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call Allison O’Dell, 417.556.2706.

January 8: Cancer Survivor Support Group for Men meets the second Wednesday from 10-11 am, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

January 13: Bariatric Support Group meets the second Monday monthly, 5:30-6:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.

January 14: Heart 2 Heart on Healthy Living, 5 pm, second Tuesday of each month, Conference Room 1, Mercy Joplin. Topics include healthy eating, exercise and everyday things you can do to take action for heart health. Attendees are asked to register before attending at mercy.net/HearttoHeart.

January 20: Four States Stroke Support Group meets third Monday monthly, 1:30-2:30 pm, Joplin Senior Center, 2616 S. Picher Ave. For more information, contact Kevin Woods at Kevin.woods@mercy.net or 417.556.8420.

January 22: Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday from noon-1 pm at Community Clinic of Joplin, 701 S. Joplin Ave. For more information, call 417.556.6487.

January 22: Grief Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday, 2-3 pm at Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

January 28: Lung Disease Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday, 1:30-3 pm at Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Kelsey Darr-Hessee at 417.556.8231.

January 28: Diabetes Support Group – Carthage meets the fourth Tuesday, 4-5 pm at Carthage Water & Electric, 627 W. Centennial. For more information, call Debbie Herbst at 417.359.1359.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit www.namijoplin.org. Meetings held at the NAMI building, 219 W. 2nd St. in Joplin.

Every Monday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 pm. A signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 pm.

Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm.

Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am.

Every Thursday: Family to Family Class, 6:30-8:30 pm. For families or caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Includes current information about most major mental illnesses; information about medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence; developing strategies for handling crises and relapse; focusing on care for the caregiver.

Neosho, MO

January 27: Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 5-6 pm, Medicalodge, 400 Lyon Drive. Help with care, finances, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, respite care, hospice care, day care and support for the caregivers. Sponsors: Avalon Hospice & Medicalodges Neosho. Call 417.451.2544.

Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, MO

January 8: Caregiver’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 pm, Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. Free peer support program.

January 11: Saturday Birth and Beyond Class, 8 am-12 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Four-hour class covers childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3801 to register for this class. 

January 21: Free Movie Showing of THE S WORD, 7 pm,Cottey College Center for the Arts auditorium, THE S WORD is a film about a suicide attempt survivor on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories. This free showing will include resources and a discussion following the film with local professionals.

January 21 & 23: Tuesday/Thursday Birth and Beyond Class, 6-8 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Two-part childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3801 to register.

January 15: Blood Pressure Screening, 10:45 am, Vernon County Senior Center. Free screening.

January 17: Lunch and Learn: Insulin Resistance and Diabetes, 12-1 pm. NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room at 800 S. Ash St, presented by Karen McNair, registered dietitian nutritionist. Lunch is available for $3 or you may bring your own. To register, please call 417. 448.3801.

Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK

January 7 & 21: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.

January 9: Diabetes Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.

January 9: Caregivers Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 11 am, Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, OK – For more information, visit www.integrisok.com/baptist-regional-health-center-Miami-ok.

Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 am. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 am. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 am. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 am.

January 7: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 am, Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.